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Cloud Cuckoo Land Skyride Station Fire

Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:31 pm

Hi guys,

A mate who lives down the road from the Towers at Alton Castle says there's a big fire going on down there at the moment! There's fire engines everywhere apparently! Anyone else got any info about it?

Hope it's nothing serious :s
 
Moley

Re: Fire at Alton Towers?

Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:49 pm

Funnily enough a 'friend' of mine who lives nearby has text me the same thing. :shock:
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers?

Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:53 pm

:shock:
This doesn't sound good. Lets just hope its the woods or something.
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers?

Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:54 pm

My god... Hope it's OK!
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers?

Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:55 pm

Please let all the rides and just everything in the park be ok, we don't want a repeat of the Skyride fire.
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:58 pm

Fingers crossed its nothing serious
 
AstroDan

Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:02 am

Nothing on News Portals, or BBC News 24.
 
Moley

Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:05 am

Obviously nothing official in terms of confirmation but apparently a friend of a friend who lives a fair distance from the park can see it from their house so it seems like it's a substantial fire.

(I quote: "About 5 mins from the White Hart/Londis" if that means anything to people on here)
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:06 am

This reminds me of the Thorpe Park fire in a way, and just about on the same night too!

:( Hope Towersy is ok and nothing is destroyed.
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:06 am

You will hear about it here first (if its reported tonight)

[url=http://uk.reuters.com/news/uk" target="_blank]http://uk.reuters.com/news/uk[/url]
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:07 am

Anyone know how to hack into spy satalites? We could really use some live pictures right now.
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:07 am

Oh dear.. that doesn't sound good at all. Hope everything's okay, I just booked a stay in Splash Landings earlier today! Would just be my luck..
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:08 am

"Rowe" wrote:
This reminds me of the Thorpe Park fire in a way, and just about on the same night too!


Nine years to the day, I believe?
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:08 am

"Moley" wrote:
Obviously nothing official in terms of confirmation but apparently a friend of a friend who lives a fair distance from the park can see it from their house so it seems like it's a substantial fire.

(I quote: "About 5 mins from the White Hart/Londis" if that means anything to people on here)


That's about the same distance as my mate. He says he hasn't heard any news, just loads of smoke and a massive glow coming from the Towers. Blimey.
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:09 am

This must have started pretty late, obviously too late for Sky News and BBC News to pick it up (like they did for the SkyRide fire).

Obviously I hope that nobody is injured, much more important than the rides.

I guess we will find out more information in the morning, can't see anything being reported now.
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:11 am

I can't wait that long!
 
Moley

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Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:11 am

"We don't know alot yet other than it's not the hotels. Very high flames"

This is the slowest breaking story in the history of the world!
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:12 am

Here is a VERY unofficial quote from Facebook, where we're discussing it:

An inside source who is working on the premises tells me it's a sky ride thing and burger king. She's not allowed to leave as they want to keep it out of the press. It's all go!
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:15 am

Ooooh, I'm worried! Hope it's alright.
One Hell of a Dark Ride Enthusiast
 
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Re: Fire at Alton Towers? (Live Updates 21.7.09)

Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:16 am

It sounds like it's happened by Cloud Cuckoo Land. And another Sky Ride! Hope nothing has been too badly damaged.
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